Chicken processing plant of Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl. has received a certificate under the Low Emission Support Scheme (LESS) by the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) from initiating three environment related programs that help the plants cut greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to totalling 34,633.542 tons of carbon dioxide.
Panuwat Niamprem, senior vice president of CP Foods, said three projects from the company’s chicken processing plant in Nakhon Ratchasima are verified by TGO include Biogas Project, Solar Rooftop Project and Rak Nam Moon (Moon River Conservation) Project. The efforts are parts of the CPF 2030 Sustainability in Action strategy to create better changes in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on mitigation of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
The chicken processing plant aims to accelerate renewable energy transition. Biogas project has replaced the use of fuel oil in the boiler with Biogas, which can reduce energy cost. As assessed by TGO, the project can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33,702 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. Meanwhile the use of solar energy source from the Solar rooftop project enables the plant to cut 762.747 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. Panuwat added that CP Foods expects to increase solar energy consumption by installing floating Solar at the plant’s raw water pond.
Asides greener operations, the plant initiated Rak Nam Moon (Moon River Conservation) Project to conserve the ecosystem in Thap Lan National Park. Since 2015, a total 724 trees have been planted, reducing 168.405 tons of carbon dioxide in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent. CP Foods will plant 1,500 trees for repairs in in this year. The project’s long-term goal (2015-2030) is to restore and conserve 100 Rai of the national park.
CP Foods is committed to drive its business towards the goal of becoming a Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission Organization by Decarbonization its operation, transitioning to more efficient and greener energy consumption, and Carbon Removal, by supporting the cessation of deforestation and tree restoration and planting. In order to do so, CP Foods has participated in the Low Emission Support Scheme (LESS) project of the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization).